26 Parks near El Mirage, Arizona
Sep 2016 - $25.00
I specifically wanted to stay at this place to play golf. I called for a reservation and asked if I would be able to play (as an overnight guest). I was told yes. I made the reservation for the next week. I arrived and learned that the golf course had been closed for some time, and was not scheduled to open for another month. I also learned that most of the resort's other amenities were similarly closed for the season. Had I known this in advance, I never would have stayed here. It's an inconvenient location, far from anything interesting in the area, and you have to listen to jets from the Air Force Base periodically. While they are not flying full time, when they do go by, its quite jarring. They fly at night as well. With that aside, the resort itself is beautiful, with the exception of the overnight spots. They are bare and ugly, and a long walk from the pool and laundry room. You really need a golf cart to get around because of the size of the resort. Verizon signal was a little weak, but the wifi was good. Access to overnight sites was easy, as was navigating through the park. Customer service was all over the map, ranging from superb (guy who parked me) to average (most of front office staff) to just plain rude (lady who checked me in). One very inconvenient aspect of this place - not a garbage can or dumpster to be found anywhere. There is curbside trash pickup two days a week, and that is it. The instructions are to have your trash out before 7 am, and then they tell you that if you put it out at night and an animal gets into it, you are responsible for the cleanup. Also, all utilities are at the back of the site, and you might need extension cords. I will not return to this place. - KAP99
Jun 2016 - $25.00
A beautiful RV and residential resort on its own 18-hole golf course. Very first-class in service and overall presentation. A very active location during the "Snowbird" season. A bit barren and forlorn during our stay. - SeenAll50
Apr 2016 - $25.00
We stayed in this park last year for 6 months, Oct 2015 to end of March 2016, never again. Seems they are only interested in getting your money.
They do not return deposit if you have to cancel, give you 2 yr credit. You need 2 deposits one for fall special and one for remainder of stay. Laundry room very dirty. If you attend any events you are not allowed to byob but have to buy from them. Sending a fax from office, to USA 2.00, to Canada 4.00. Using mailbox etc, costs 1.38 to Canada. If you book in for a few months and decide to leave early they change your rates to weekly or daily so you have to pay more. Sites are big , pickle ball is good, well not at night as they have no lights. - jimdl
Aug 2016 - $30.00
We've found it! An OASIS in the desert! Donorma RV Park is absolutely a gem. We are so lucky to have found this park. It is not like the sterile parks where they have 80' palm trees that offer no shade, and everyone is stacked up against the neighbors like sardines. The lots come in a variety of sizes to fit most RV's.
Donorma has trees that offer shade, grass, the green mowable variety, a smorgasbord of cacti to check out, humming birds, and bunch of bunnies running around. The management staff (family) are very friendly and helpful. Pretty much everyone was involved in getting us in our space and set up correctly.
We found Donorma while looking for a RV park in the area using Google Maps. All the trees we saw are what drew us to it. We also noticed that it had a pool. Sadly, the pool has now been filled in, and more gravel seems to be arriving daily.
What really made this park stand out from the other parks was the fact that it wasn't a sterile gravel lot, or slabs of concrete and asphalt like all the others we looked at. These RV parks do nothing but radiate heat late into the night which everyone tries to avoid any time of day when you're in the desert.
Anyone that has ever spent any part of the summer season in an RV in the desert looks forward to shade, and a pool, to get away from the endless sun, and heat. We hope the owners realize what a unique gem they have here.
Pro's - Friendly management, trees, green, lots of shade, quiet, location, very clean bathrooms, onsite propane, washers/dryers, pets allowed.
Con's - No pool now, more gravel than needed. - Stone n Pebbles
Feb 2016 - $30.00
We stayed at Donorma RV Park for the Winter of 2016, November thru April. This park is such a great place to stay! We found the managers to be very kind and helpful. They work hard to keep up the park and are always doing landscaping or taking care of the grounds in one way or another. It is a family-managed park and so the park has a family feel to it. There are showers and bathrooms as well as 4 washers and dryers for the visiting rver's to use. There are chickens and rabbits and numerous birds if you like animals. There are pets allowed as well. It has a number of pull thru sites and accommodates rv's up to 40'. This is an oasis in the desert as the landscaping uses fruit and hardwood trees as well as many varieties of flowering plants and bushes. It is a very nice park with very nice people managing. - KarenFay
Feb 2016 - $35.00
Older park-no dog run. If you like the sound of trains in the middle of the night-multiple times, this is your place. Significant noises generated by military aircraft, the sirens from ambulances and the trains. Would not stay here again. Somewhat unprofessional. The park inside is quiet its all the exterior noises that are bothersome. No cable and if you want WiFi you have to purchase it independently. - Tiptop1
Dec 2013 - $20.00
A small campground that is a little tight to navigate. They don't have a minimum trailer length or maximum age to camp like most other places around here have. - Artlamah
May 2008 - $37.00
Very small and parking is bad. - gracieo
Jun 2016 - $45.00
They do not have "true 50 amp" service. The breaker is old and kept losing a "leg". People in the motorhome next to us had their inverter fried because of it. Park is old and has mostly park models. The true RV section is in the back and the sites are gravel with a small patio pad. WiFi was unusable. - Enterprise Adventurer
Apr 2016 - $32.00
We stayed here under Passport America. The regular price seemed a bit high though. Most of the sites have park models and are for sale or owned. The sites for RV's were very nice. The dog park is one of the best we have ever seen. We would definitely stay here again. - anglebg
Apr 2016 - $35.00
Clean showers & restrooms but quite a way from where we were parked. A lot of great activities & amenities. I liked the entertainment at the tiki bar and we used the whirlpool quite a bit. Parking spaces are quite close though. There was a nice heavy picnic table but it was round and quite large. It was just in the way of our bays & steps and had to step around it every time we stepped out of our rv. It actually stuck out far enough to encroach on our neighbor as it hung over the patio. Very hard to find a close parking space to the laundry. It was geared more for golf cart access for the laundry. And I hate having to buy those laundry cards! I would rather use quarters. A bit too big of a park for me and just not my cup of tea. And it was a bit above our budget. Don't get me wrong, it's a nice place but not for me personally. - Upnorthmich
Jul 2016 - $14.00
Great park, eveyone very nice.
Security guards are wonderful.
Park is clean and this park is a pet friendly park, which is very much appreciated.
We paid 14.00 a night plus 4.00 per night and taxes. We came here with a Coast to Coast membership.
Thank you Paradise RV Resort for the great hospitality. - Mary_M
Apr 2016 - $30.00
Stayed here a month while house hunting. Very friendly, well maintained place. Everybody waves and says hi. Good place to stay in west valley of Phoenix metro area. - Oregon91
Apr 2016 - $26.00
Very nice park, plenty to do. Most sites are back-in. Laundry uses a card that costs $2 plus whatever you put on it. Only in $5 increments, and no refunds. No WiFi in the park, only at the common areas in the front. Very large library with DVD's to check out. A great place to stay. Lot spacing is nearby with a sunny/open exposure. Site surface is gravel and features a patio. - ta96silver
Apr 2016 - $22.00
The park is well located near shopping and restaurants. Paved roads were smooth and RV site was level and clean. We enjoyed the big resort pool. There are mostly older retired folks and many mobiles and park models, with a few short term RV spots here and there. The view out your window will be a mobile home. We felt safe and secure in this park. - Kason rolling
Jan 2010 - $25.00
If you have pets, forget this park: There is no designated pet area. The front gate is a bit tight if you are pulling a long trailer. The majority of this park is for 55+ residents who reside in trailers, very few RV spaces and some of them are very tight. Most of the residents are not pet friendly and your dog will need to potty on the street or on your lot; come to think of it, most of the residents are not friendly - period. The Park is gated, which is a plus. The park has a few planned activities for their guests, but we only attended the occasional Saturday donuts social. Reasonable rates for an extended stay, we spent three months in this park. - Dave Scott
May 2015 - $32.00
This campground suited our basic needs while in Phoenix. It is not a resort, but convenient to many local attractions. They say they have 50 AMP, but we couldn't find one empty site that had it. We stayed in in early Spring, so AC wasn't vital. If we needed 50 AMP, we would find another place. The main downside was the check-in. The hotel guests get priority, so be prepared to wait a while if you check in at a busy time. - travelSupremely
Mar 2015 - $30.00
The park is behind a Days Inn which apparently took over a Ramada Inn. The park is as described in other reviews: older and in need of some work, nothing fancy. But, that being said, the park was clean, and I only saw one permanent site that should have been removed. There are few 50 amp sites, and those are really suggested for the Arizona area. We were here for spring training and to visit family so we found the park to be acceptable and safe. We will certainly return. - nmunozjr
Mar 2014 - $29.00
The best thing that can be said about this park is that it is a few miles from Spring Training Baseball in Peoria. The park is behind the Ramada Inn Hotel and is the poor sister to the hotel. A few shade trees but none close to us, worn out paved roads and gravel barren hook-up sites. It looks like no one cares about upkeep. The weeds are tall and we didn't go into the bathrooms because I figured if you can't trim the weeds you probably won't have great bathrooms. A fine parking lot with older hook-ups would be a kind description. - User3391
Apr 2016 - $30.00
This is a regional park campground with great desert mountain hiking trails and nearby horseback riding. Truly a camping place, and no seasonal RVers. Huge campsites with picnic tables and fire rings in a nicely cleared personal area. (Rattlesnakes and scorpions seem to stay beyond the rock rimmed campsites. We avoided walking paths to the bath house after dark as rattlers like to wrap themselves around the warm rocks that line the paths.) Amazing views of the White Tank Mountains and overlooking the Valley of the Sun. Easy to get to stores, shops and boutiques in Surprise. Easy access to Goodyear for Spring training games. Sites with sewers may be available if Host sites are not taken, but you'll have to ask, and they add $10 per night. Showers had plenty of space and privacy and were very clean. Campsite water pressure was low but adequate (especially since we showered at the bath house and did not use our washer). Easy in/out at dump station. No Wifi or cable TV, but AT&T cell signal was adequate. Dozens of local antenna channels rcvd from Phoenix, and no problem with satellitte reception on our DISH. No trouble maneuvering or backing in our 40' fifth wheel. Originally we stayed for ten days and returned a few weeks later for another five days. Loved every minute in this quiet, desert retreat. - OH2SD
Mar 2016 - $30.00
Wonderful campsite! Natural desert setting with variety of trees, cactus, shrubs. Large sites, beautiful sunsets and sunrises. Gates close every evening. Water and electric. Only one shower stall but never had to wait. - NanciRV
Mar 2016 - $30.00
Very quiet. Always seems to have spaces. Good hiking. Lovely view from the mountain overlooking Surprise AZ. At night that view is all lit up with street lights, but no noise. Will return. - Johnco
Jul 2016 - $47.00
This is a nice place that we stay in when in Phoenix for day or two. It is convenient to Mayo (they give 10% discount if you are going there). Nice long pull thru. Wonderful indoor pool and hot tub. Laundry is very good as well. It has lots of long term people and single wides, etc. But clean and nice. - AZSwede
Feb 2016 - $24.00
If I only rated this park on its amenities, I would give it a 9 or a 10. The sites are what brings the rating down. This is more a park model resort than an RV park. The RVs are in "lots" instead of "sites" and are squeezed in between park model homes. The lots are very unlevel, tilting towards the street. We needed to use several levels of leveling blocks under our front wheels in order to level the coach. They are also very close together. If our back window opened up, I could reach out and shake hands with the people behind us. And with our living room slideout extended there is only about a foot between it and the pickup truck belonging to the person next to us. Free cable and wifi are available at the office complex only. In order to get cable at your site, you have to contact the cable company and pay their rates. Same for wifi. We don't need cable and have our own wifi hotspot so it didn't really bother us. They don't accept credit cards for monthly stays, only cash or check. I suggest you pay the deposit for the back gate key so that you can get to a traffic light if you want to make a left turn on the highway. The amenities are another thing altogether. The laundry room is large and clean, with plenty of room on the tables to fold your clothes. Washers cost $1.25, dryers are $0.50 for 20 minutes. There is a sitting area with a tv and magazines in the laundry room. There's a large, heated indoor pool and hot tub. Outside are shuffleboard courts and bocce ball courts. An extensive library also has two tables for jigsaw puzzles and several computers. There are also a billiards room, card room, exercise room, etc. There is always some activity going on at this park. - mrpeepers
Feb 2016 - $55.00
Have stayed here several times. Fairly level, gravel sites with hookups located more for trailer than motor home. No cable, but good over the air TV. Wifi only at office building. Access from I-17 is good, and location is good. - MSTraveler
Sep 2016 - $33.00
We had a confirmed reservation arriving on a Saturday afternoon. Office building open but everything inside locked up and no registration packet waiting for us. We pulled in and took a spot. This place was deserted! Definitely out of season - this park is primarily park models with two huge parking lots for RVs. No Trees. Gorgeous Mountain views. Good utilities. Landscaping is young therefore small. Appears a lot of landscaping has died. Wondering if the park is in financial difficulties? Park is on far West side of town. Easy freeway access with no freeway noise. I do not think we will return to this park. Phoenix has lots of alternatives. - JanneC
Sep 2016 - $34.00
Normally we stay at the Destiny resort next door, but thought we would give this place a try. It's ok for the night or two, but it lacks personality. All flat and rock and concrete and asphalt. Not much in the way of trees. Wi-fi costs extra. The spots are plenty big enough for our 38' rig plus full sized pickup. Very clean. It has a 4 hole golf "course" (par 3) that was closed during our stay. Like I said - ok, but I think we'll go back to Destiny next time. - Tiny Beast
Sep 2016 - $33.00
Stayed at Cotton Lane for 2 nights in our 5th wheel. We had previously made a reservation. Staying at this park (mid-Sep) was a surreal experience!
We arrived early Saturday afternoon. Stopped to check in at the office. The door to the office lobby was unlocked but the registration window counter had the blinds shut. We called the park's number several times. Calls were directed to a brief voice message saying "Welcome - the office is closed". Not a particularly useful message! No information was posted or provided for arriving RVers. No emergency contact numbers were posted. We talked about what to do, and considered going to another park. We finally decided to stay. We had our choice of sites, as we were the only ones in the entire pull through section. Never saw a soul for the 2 nights and 1 day we were there. Really strange.
Very long sites (abt 100'), but VERY narrow sites. All the pull through sites barely allowed an RV to squeeze between the service pedestal on the left and the small paved patio on the right. With a bit of careful positioning, I was able to open the left slides. The pedestal was between two of our slides, but only cleared the side of the rig by 18"! The right side wheels of the rig were only several inches clear of the small concrete patio. Adjacent site sewer connection was right next to our steps - ugh!
On Monday morning, we finally received a telephone call back from the park at 11:00am, when we were on the road. No apologies, no concerns, or explanations provided. Basically, they were just returning our calls and wanted to know what we needed. We said that we had been in the park for 2 nights now, could not find any staff, had left, and would like to pay them for our site. No explanations, apologies or concerns expressed on their part.
Most definitely not a "resort".
We are full-timers and have stayed in a 100+ different RV parks throughout the US and Canada. This ranks as one of the worst. Definitely would not stay here again. - fredcrowley